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New Orleans to enforce short-term rentals in Spring 2017

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City develops new short-term rental arm

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Owners of short-term rental properties have a few months to prepare for New Orleans’ new legislation.

Short-term rental owners have until Spring 2017 to register their property with the city, Nola.com reports.

In the time being,the city is developing an administrative branch to handle short-term rental’s in the city. While the city fills those positions,

City Council held a preliminary vote on short-term rental regulations in October, and will continue to draft its final regulatory legislation on short-term rentals.

The city is currently looking to hire a program manager, four inspectors and to information technology specialist by the end of the spring. In the proposed-2017 budget, the city has allocated $619,000 for short-term rental administration hires.

In October, in a 6-1 vote, the City Council opted for regulations that limit the number of days a property can be rented. and banned temporary short-term rentals in the French Quarter